Researching HERstory: Finding and Writing About Our Female Ancestors

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Researching HERstory: Finding and Writing About Our Female Ancestors
Researching HERstory: Finding and Writing About Our Female Ancestors

Your female ancestors might be hiding in plain sight! While historical records have often overlooked women’s lives and downplayed their contributions, Gena Philibert-Ortega will show you how to uncover the hidden narratives of your female ancestors through underused resources and research strategies.

Presenter: Gena Philibert-Ortega

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor specializing in the use of social history and material culture to tell the story of historical women’s lives. She holds two Master’s degrees: one in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and the other in Religion. As an author, Gena has published two books, Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing) and From the Family Kitchen (F+W Media), and hundreds of articles in print magazines and online publications. Her writings can also be found on her two blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera, as well as the GenealogyBank and Legacy Family Tree Webinars blogs. A highly sought-after instructor, Gena has taught material culture and social history at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and is a frequent presenter at seminars and conferences throughout the United States and Canada.

Topics include: 

 – Unveiling Herstory: Tracing Our Female Ancestors

– I’m in the Book: Finding Women in Historical Directories

– Her Hidden Threads: Tracing 20th-Century Women’s Work

– Unveiling Herstory: Tracing Women’s Material Culture

If you can’t attend live, this workshop will be recorded and the recording will be made available to all registrants for 30 days.

The registration deadline is Thursday, May 2nd at 12:00 p.m. CT. Don’t wait…register today to save your seat!

Society members receive a 10% discount.
Advance registration is required.